ACCESSIBILITY AND USE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN MTN UNIVERSITIES CONNECT LIBRARIES IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES


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TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page
Abstract
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviation

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background to the study
1.1.1    Availability of Electronic Information Resources and Services
1.1.2    Accessibility of Electronic Information Resources and Services
1.1.3    Utilization of Electronic Information Resources and Services
1.1.4    MTN Universities Connect Libraries in Nigeria
1.1.5.   Electronic Information Resources and Services available in MTN Net Libraries
1.1.6.   The Objectives of the MTN Universities Connect (Net Libraries)
1.2       Statement of the Problem
1.3       Research Questions
1.4       Research Hypotheses
1.5       Objectives of the Study
1.6       Significance of the Study
1.7       Scope and Limitation of the Study
1.8       Operational Definition of Terms
References

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1       Introduction
2.2       Evolution of  Electronic  Information  Resources  and  Services  in  Academic Libraries
2.3       Concept of Electronic Information Resources and Services
2.4       Availability of Electronic Information Resources and Services
2.5       Access to Electronic Information Resources and Services
2.6       Utilization of Electronic Information Resources and Services
2.7       Electronic Information Services
2.8       Problems Associated with Electronic Information Resources and Services
2.9       Summary of the Review
References

CHAPTER THREE:            RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1       Introduction
3.2       Research Method Adopted
3.3       Population of the study
3.4       Sample and Sampling Techniques
3.5       Research Instrument
3.6       Validity of the Instrument
3.7       Reliability of the Instrument
3.8       Procedure for data collection
3.9       Procedure for data analysis
            References

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
4.1       Introduction
4.2       Response Rate of the Respondents
4.3       Data Analysis and Discussion
4.3.1    Descriptive Analysis
4.3.1.1 Type of Electronic Information Resources and Services available in the MTN Net Libraries in Nigerian Universities
4.3.1.2 Means of Access to Electronic Information Resources and Services in the MTN Net Libraries
4.3.1.3 Type of Electronic Information Resources and Services used in the MTN Net Libraries in Nigerian Universities
4.3.1.4 Level of Preference for the Electronic Information Resources and Services in the MTN Net Libraries in Nigerian Universities
4.3.1.5 Extent of Satisfaction with the Electronic Information Resources and Services provided in the MTN Net Libraries in Nigerian Universities
4.3.2.  Inferential Analysis
Reference

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1       Introduction
5.2       Summary of the Study
5.3       Summary of Findings
5.4       Conclusion
5.5       Recommendation
5.6       Suggestions for further studies
Bibliography
Appendix i: Letter of Introduction
Appendix ii: Study Questionnaire



ABSTRACT

This study investigated the availability, accessibility and use of electronic information resources and services in MTN Universities connect in Nigerian Universities. Six research questions and four null hypotheses were formulated and tested with respect to the type of electronic information resources and services; extent of use of electronic information resources and services and purpose of use of electronic information resources and services in MTN Universities Connect in Nigerian Universities. Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total number of 273 registered library customers from the 4 MTN Net libraries in Nigerian Universities were drawn as sample size. A questionnaire was used to collect data for this study. The data collected were presented and analyzed using Frequency distribution tables, percentages and histograms. While the hypotheses, were tested using T-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC). The study found among others that Sabinet online reference database; Ebscohost reference database, Nation Academic press databases, Virtual Libraries online, Science Direct online, E-books online Libraries, Linguistics Database online, Guternberg online Library, Free Library online, Google Search Engine and E-newspaper were the electronic information resources available in the 2 MTN libraries studied. Also, it was found that Email Services, WWW Services, Databases Services and Printing Services were the electronic information services available in the 2 MTN libraries studied. SABINET online reference database, EBSCOHOST, JSTOR, Nation Academic press database, Virtual Libraries Online, Free Library Online, Google Search Engine and E-newspapers were the type of electronic information resources that are highly accessible with the highest frequencies of over 60% response scores in the two MTN UniversitiesConnect Libraries studied. There is no significant difference between the ABU and UNIBEN MTN Universitiesconnect libraries customers in the type of electronic information resources and services they preferred most. The study concluded that electronic information resources are vital and are the backbone of any dynamic collection, most of the electronic information resources such are full text databases, electronic books are not publicly available free of charge and they are expensive, and they offer creative possibilities for expanding access as well as changing learning behaviour and academic research in Universities. Lastly, management of the MTN UniversitiesConnect Libraries should ensure that all hick ups such as power outages, denial of access, network fluctuations and system breakdowns are minimized in order to promote access and use of the electronic information resources and services in the libraries.




CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the study

Electronic information resources and services in university libraries plays a vital role in all fields of human endeavours and the world has increasingly become more dependent on it. According to the online dictionary of Library and information science (ODLIS, 2004), electronic information resources can be defined as Material consisting of data or computer program(s) encoded for reading and manipulation by a computer, by the use of a peripheral device directly connected to the Computer, such as a CD-ROM drive, or remotely via a network, such as the Internet category includes software applications, electronic texts, bibliographic databases, institutional repositories, Web sites, e-books, collections of e-journals, etc. Electronic information resources are convenient to search and access vast amount of information within the shortest possible time. These electronic information resources are available on the Internet, which can be accessed free of charge or through university’s subscriptions to provide free online databases access to their customers to support academic activities especially in the area of teaching, learning and research. Various scholars in the field of Library and Information Science have discussed how electronic resources have positively boosted the timely and accurate provision of information to users without delay.

Slim, et al (2001) defines electronic information resources and services as that which can be seen as what users’ access electronically via a computing network from inside the library or remotely from the library. Tammaro (2006) observed that electronic information resources include websites, online databases, e-journals,e-books, CD-ROMs, audio visual, multimedia, etc Electronic information resources provide many advantages over the traditional print resources such as 24x7 access, universal access; saving physical space; ability to linked indexing and abstracting databases; accessibility.....


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